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  1. Her body, her choice
  2. Adventists rally to support grief-stricken Grange Hill
  3. New Kingston land battle
  4. No loans, crime deterring small business
  5. Wadadah claim Western Super League
  6. Short-term rentals community raise security concerns

 

1. Her body, her choice

While seven out of every 10 Jamaicans are firmly against abortion on demand, an equal number are adamant that it is the woman’s right to determine if she is going to terminate an unwanted pregnancy and not the Government’s. That’s the finding of a recently conducted all-island poll by Johnson Survey Research Limited on a woman’s right to choose. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Adventists rally to support grief-stricken Grange Hill

The inclement weather would not deter scores of Seventh-day Adventists from across the four western parishes in Jamaica from converging on Grange Hill, Westmoreland, on Saturday, May 5. The Adventist Church in the western part of the island organised a community impact programme in light of the recent spate of violence in Grange Hill and surrounding communities. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. New Kingston land battle

A major row with allegations of fraud and other illegal activities is developing among some of the Corporate Area’s leading businessmen over a prime plot of land in the vicinity of New Kingston. Developer and business operator Richard Lake moved the dispute into the public domain late last week as he confirmed that he had sought the assistance of the police commissioner to remove persons he claims are illegally occupying the premises that his company, Caribbean Resource Limited (CRL), purchased during a public auction earlier this year. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4.No loans, crime deterring small businesses

Limited access to financing, and crime, continue to be major threats to small business owners, but with appropriate planning, the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) believes entrepreneurs can overcome these impediments. While the organisation is currently in dialogue with a number of traditional and non-traditional financial institutions to look at how entrepreneurs can get financing, deputy chief executive officer at the JBDC, Harold Davis, feels that business owners need to be more strategic. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Wadadah claim Western Super League

Wadadah FC upset league winners, and mid-season champions, Faulkland FC, with a penalty shootout victory after playing to a 1-1 scoreline, to claim the JFF Western Confederation/Charley’s JB Rum Super League title. The result also sees them advancing to the Red Stripe Premier League playoffs. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Short-term rentals community raise security concerns

Residents of some gated communities in the Corporate Area are concerned that their security is being compromised by the upsurge in short-term tourist rentals. They contend that guests arrive weekly and often disturb neighbours by playing loud music and smoking. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.